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I dont understand why two handed forehand is not treated as slice. We choose topspin backhand or slice when it is more effective. Why couldnt we choose between one handed and two handed forehand ? Two handed forehand is more effective inside the court when we dont have time for full swing. We can hit the ball on the rise and create great angles. One handed forehand is better when the ball is far from us or when we are far behind the baseline. Would you be worse player if additionally you could play two handed forehand ?

 

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Its not the same thing at all...on tbe correct side of body, the top(non playing) hand is a hindrance, not a help. Its different on weaker side because when you turn, your good shoulder/arm is the nearest arm to body and shot
 
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I literally only know one male player who used a two-handed forehand: Fabrice Santoro and aside from trashing Djokovic once his success was - let’s say - mildly limited.
You simply have more reach and flexibility with a one-hander
 

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We have already had this kind of thread at least once in last 2 months in GM.
 

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They would if they need more power, more distance, and more elevation, for instance, in sports like baseball, cricket, etc. For tennis, they need relatively less power, less distance, and less elevation, and one hand, the stronger hand, the forehand is just enough.
 

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If you use two hands, you can't impart the same amount of spin on the ball, as holding the racket with two hands makes it impossible to make the same movement that you would with a one-handed forehand.

It could arguably be an advantage to hit a two-handed forehand in certain situations, such as when the ball is bouncing reasonably high and you want to hit a hard, flat stroke, but you simply can never predict when this is going to happen. Theoretically, it would be advantageous to have two forehands, and switch the racket from one hand to another, but in practice the game just happens too quickly for this to be practical.
 

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Its not the same thing at all...on tbe correct side of body, the top(non playing) hand is a hindrance, not a help. Its different on weaker side because when you turn, your good shoulder/arm is the nearest arm to body and shot
It is obvious that choosing two handed forehand you shorten the reach but if you are inside the court and the ball is within the reach of two handed forehand and you dont have time for one handed forehand using two handed forehand would give you chance for better shot. You all are talking about disadvantages of two handed forehand but we can find it in one handed forehand too. Longer swing and longer preparation. Problems with stability of the racket during contact with the ball. I dont say to use only two handed forehand. I say that we should use both techniques when one better than the other. Exactly as we use slice when it is better than topspin backhand.
 

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Lol terrible suggestion/idea. Would completely take away the freedom and power of the swing and radius.
 

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I literally only know one male player who used a two-handed forehand: Fabrice Santoro and aside from trashing Djokovic once his success was - let’s say - mildly limited.
You simply have more reach and flexibility with a one-hander
Topspin two handed forehand of Santoro was not correct technique. His left hand was almost behind the handle. I dont recommend this kind of two handed forehand. Look at Peng Shuai. She was #12 in the world though she was not strong and moved slowly. She won 2 grand slams in doubles. Hradecka also won 2 grand slams in doubles. They were slow but in doubles where they didnt have to run a lot two handed forehand gave them great advantage. Usually players who use two handed forehand are those who when they were children were too weak hit the ball using only one hand. Seles many times said that it was the reason why she used two hands. Two handed forehand was not tested in men`s professional tennis. Strong children just didnt use it. In women`s tennis two handed forehand dominated for years and if Monica Seles was not stabbed it would last much longer.
 

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Lol terrible suggestion/idea. Would completely take away the freedom and power of the swing and radius.
What swing are you talking about if you have no time for swing. There are a lot of such situations during match. Then one handed player uses forehand slice. Is one handed forehand slice better than two handed forehand ? I cant remember even one match lost to player using one forehand slice.
 

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What swing are you talking about if you have no time for swing. There are a lot of such situations during match. Then one handed player uses forehand slice. Is one handed forehand slice better than two handed forehand ? I cant remember even one match lost to player using one forehand slice.
What shot/situation are you actually talking about? Do you have a visual example?
 

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What swing are you talking about if you have no time for swing. There are a lot of such situations during match. Then one handed player uses forehand slice. Is one handed forehand slice better than two handed forehand ? I cant remember even one match lost to player using one forehand slice.
The most successful players have found ways to deal with timing
 

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If you use two hands, you can't impart the same amount of spin on the ball, as holding the racket with two hands makes it impossible to make the same movement that you would with a one-handed forehand.

It could arguably be an advantage to hit a two-handed forehand in certain situations, such as when the ball is bouncing reasonably high and you want to hit a hard, flat stroke, but you simply can never predict when this is going to happen. Theoretically, it would be advantageous to have two forehands, and switch the racket from one hand to another, but in practice the game just happens too quickly for this to be practical.
It is not existing problem. In two handed forehand which I use right hand have the same grip and moves in the same way as in one handed forehand. Many times I am forced to play one handed forehand when the ball is too far from me. But I dont know any two handed player who would use one handed forehand when the ball is within the reach of two handed. Why? Because they choose better technique. If you want to play two handed forehand you just add left hand without changing grip of right hand. It happens in no time.
 

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It is not existing problem. In two handed forehand which I use right hand have the same grip and moves in the same way as in one handed forehand. Many times I am forced to play one handed forehand when the ball is too far from me. But I dont know any two handed player who would use one handed forehand when the ball is within the reach of two handed. Why? Because they choose better technique. If you want to play two handed forehand you just add left hand without changing grip of right hand. It happens in no time.
Sometimes I am clowning around and try weird grips (like the hawaiian) and the two hander. It is almost impossible for me to hit a deep shot off it
 

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Sometimes I am clowning around and try weird grips (like the hawaiian) and the two hander. It is almost impossible for me to hit a deep shot off it
As you can see in the second video I have no problem with that. Probably you tried two handed forehand with left hand behind the grip. Watch forehands of Hradecka. She even dominated Serena Williams on forehand side.
 

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One word: biomechanics.

The difference in a reach between OHFH and DHFH is far bigger than between OHBH and DHBH. And the limited reach also results in less racket speed. And a OHFH supports the wrist much better than a OHBH so there is far less need to have a DHBH for ROS or taking the ball early etc.
 

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One word: biomechanics.

The difference in a reach between OHFH and DHFH is far bigger than between OHBH and DHBH. And the limit reach also results in less racket speed.
We are talking about situations on the court when the ball is within the reach of two handed forehand and there is not enough time to play one handed topspin forehand. Do you think that then it is better to play forehand slice than two handed forehand ? Swing in two handed forehand is even shorter than in forehand slice.
 

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We are talking about situations on the court when the ball is within the reach of two handed forehand and there is not enough time to play one handed topspin forehand. Do you think that then it is better to play forehand slice than two handed forehand ? Swing in two handed forehand is even shorter than in forehand slice.
If you don't have enough time to take a full OHFH swing, you simply shorten your swing. That's easier to do than learning a DHFH. Also it would be way to complicated to decide when you use a DHFH or when a OHFH.

A DHBH provides far more advantages than a DHFH, yet there is no player on the top of the game that uses both a OHBH and a DHBH. Why you think this is the case?
 

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If you don't have enough time to take a full OHFH swing, you simply shorten your swing. That's easier to do than learning a DHFH. Also it would be way to complicated to decide when you use a DHFH or when a OHFH.

A DHBH provides far more advantages than a DHFH, yet there is no player on the top of the game that uses both a OHBH and a DHBH. Why you think this is the case?
Strong children in tennis clubs are forbidden to use two handed forehand. Now the best professionals dont have to compete with strong players using two handed forehand. As you know in women`s tennis two handed forehand dominated for years. Why was it possible if it has so many disadvantages ?
 
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